Eating out in Cappadocia - What to Eat in Cappadocia?

Gastronomy of Cappadocia - Tourist information and guide to eating out and dining opportunities in Cappadocia, Turkey



Pottery Kebab (Testi Kebab)

As for eating out in Cappadocia, Cappadocia offers variety of dining opportunities to its visitors from traditional tastes of central Anatolia such as lamb dinner (testi kebab) served at the popular cave restaurants in very authentic ambiance to Turkish, International, Mediterranean & Indian cuisine.


The traditional lamb dish named "testi kebab" which means "pottery kebab" is the most renown dish in the Cappadocia region. The lamb dish is made with lamb and vegetables like aubergine and potato that are put inside a pot (pot's mouth is closed with dough) and than cooked about 2 hrs.


Cave Restaurant

The dish named "Oskar" specific to Avanos, made of stewed dried beans is also another very popular dish in Cappadocia.

Travellers may also eat fish and mezes at the popular restaurants set on the banks of the Red River (Kizilirmak).

The dessert named "Asede", roasted flour and butter, mixed with sugar and egg and cooked with water or milk on low fire, is a popular traditional dessert in Cappadocia.